As spring’s balmy breath interrupts nature’s dormancy and flamboyant blossoms rise from the earth, a longing for estival freedom cannot be kept from ensnaring students’ hearts. With the end of the session around the corner, The Plant’s team has curated an exquisite selection of summer hits for you to enjoy throughout finals season and the months to come. This May, let your ears be carried to the sweet, relished days of sun-kissed skin, cloudless skies, and blissful reverie.
- Simone Bélanger, Arts & Culture Editor
“Beetlebum” by Blur, although slightly dark in its content, is the perfect song to play when basking in the sun. Get your headphones, turn the tune up, and let the sunlight seep into your skin (maybe don’t get too inspired by the lyrics, though).
I would definitely recommend the song “Disasterology” by Pierce The Veil. It never fails to pump me up. Blast it in the car or through your headphones and enjoy that stellar intro!
Sophie Anabelle Somé
You must add “Party No Dey Stop” by Adekunle Gold and Zinoleesky to your summer playlist for one of the grooviest and most immaculate afrobeats songs ever recorded. Just close your eyes, and let the music do its thing.
Arts & Culture Editor
“Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” by Yellowman. A Jamaican classic that radiates pure, distilled sunshine. Heavily sampled in Reggae and Hip-hop songs since its release, the 1982’s track bears the timelessness of the greatest. Exquisite vibes every time.
I suggest listening to “LLYLM” by Rosalía. It's a catchy song that will surely put a smile on your face!
Listen to “Pink + White” by Frank Ocean while driving downtown on a lovely summer evening. Timeless and catchy song.
Science and Environment Editor
Blast “Un Verano Sin Ti” by Bad Bunny with your windows down on Autoroute 15 North; it is truly liberating.
Social Media Manager
“Sweetness and Light” by Lush is summer incarnate. It truly is the perfect tune to bike to on a warm summer night.
“Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino. The title is pretty self-explanatory.